Baptist Steering Group

Whilst leadership of different kinds is exercised at a variety of points and in a variety of ways in Baptists Together, the key location of organisational leadership and coordination sits with the Baptist Steering Group. This team began its work in 2014 and was formed as a result of the Futures Process. It brings together leaders from Association Partnerships, Specialist Teams and Colleges in order to realise our vision for effective interdependent and collaborative working. As we meet together we are committed to nurturing prayer and discernment as well as fostering authentic relationships. 

We meet for 24 hours, seven times a year and the major focus of our work is about managing the implementation of the broad strategic direction discerned by Council. Our role is to enable action through identifying and co-ordinating the release of our resources of prayer, people, creativity and finance. In doing so we seek to inspire, support and facilitate local churches in their mission.  When we meet we seek to keep the mission of the local church in focus.
A summary of key points from each Steering Group is posted after each meeting and our aim is to consistently provide themes and pointers before each meeting to enable people to pray with us during our time together.

The Baptist Steering Group is led by our General Secretary, Lynn Green and, as well as Association Partnership and Specialist Team representation, it also includes a member nominated by Council and a member of the Trustee Board who acts as a link between these two groups along with our General Secretary.

Click here to email the Baptist Steering Group.
Lynn Green   Lynn Green - General Secretary
My role is to provide guidance, support and leadership to the BSG, ensuring that we are listening to God, working collegially and are drawing together views from within the whole Baptist family so that we can be faithful to our vision of being a mission movement.
AdrianArgileTN 002 Mary 1   Adrian Argile - Regional Team Leader, Heart of England Baptist Association
My passion is to see authentic Spirit-filled disciples of Jesus Christ and churches that are healthy mission focussed communities who are actively engaged with their neighbourhoods.
PhilBarnardTN   Phil Barnard - Regional Team Leader, London Baptist Association
I represent the London Baptist Association on BSG.  Apart from bringing the distinct perspective of our capital city and its churches to Baptists Together, I have a passion to see the UK church equipped to minister sustainably within a post-Christian setting.
John Claydon - Regional Team Leader, Northern Baptist Association
I represent the three northern Associations: Yorkshire, North West and Northern Baptist Associations.
NigelColes2 002 mp   Nigel Coles - Regional Team Leader, West of England Baptist Association
StuartDAVISON   Stuart Davison - Regional Team Leader, South Eastern Baptist Association
My main concern that I bring to the Baptist Steering Group is for mission, which should drive so much of what we try to do if we are truly a missional movement. I firmly believe that the word ‘independence’ should be struck from our Baptist vocabulary as it implies a non-Biblical ecclesiology.
Rob Ellis   Rob Ellis - Baptist Colleges’ Representative 
Principal of Regent's Park College, Oxford
As Principal of one of our Colleges, my role on BSG is to represent the Baptist Colleges.
Marion Fiddes   Marion Fiddes - Trustee Board Representative
I have served on the Trustee Board since September 2013.
AndyHughes   Andy Hughes - Ministries Team Leader
As Ministries Team Leader I represent this Specialist Team on the BSG.
Stephen Keyworth   Stephen Keyworth - Faith and Society Team Leader 
I was appointed to the role of Faith and Society Team Leader in March 2013, and represent this Specialist Team on the BSG.